• .NET

    Introducing RadDataServiceDataSource for WPF and Silverlight

    It is my pleasure to present you the newest member of the constantly growing family of XAML controls. RadDataServiceDataSource provides seamless integration between an user interface and data coming from a WCF Data Service. The WCF Data Services technology enables the creation and consumption of OData services for the web. If you want to learn more about the relationship between the two, you may read the whitepaper WCF Data Services and OData At-a-Glance. With this new control, you can retrieve, shape and edit data using declarative XAML syntax only. RadDataServiceDataSource provides extensive code-behind API for more advanced scenarios. The QueryableDataServiceCollectionView<T> class, which is internally used...
  • .NET

    The new RadRibbonView and why you should use it instead of the old RadRibbonBar

    With the Q2 release of the RadControls for Silverlight and WPF we are announcing the new RadRibbonView control. It is an easy-to-use implementation of the Microsoft Office 2010 “ribbon” UI, which will allow to codelessly organize all the functionality of your application into a single compact toolbar control. But all of you that are already familiar with our RadControls for Silverlight and WPF will say: “But what happened with the RadRibbonBar? Isn’t it the same and why we need a new one?” So in this blog post I will try to list the most significant improvements in the new control compared...
  • .NET

    Surprise New Control for XAML—Guess What It Is and WIN!

    Next week our Q2 Release will bring you fellow XAML ninjas 6 new controls + 1 new theme, Metro UI….but you probably already knew that. What you didn’t know is that…. something else has sprouted up since our last announcement…of course. ;-) Since we’re big fans of surprises we figured this positively pivotal event warrants a guessing game—one that will have you considering what our .NET Ninjas have up their sleeves…. besides the .NET Ninja T-shirt and 5 Ninja stress balls that will go to whomever manages to guess correctly. Hint 1: It’s a Data Visualization Control Hint 2: We may have already...
  • Company News

    Silverlight is Dead, Long Live XAML

      by Stephen Forte (This article is a re-post from the Stephen Forte's Blog)   A few weeks ago I was in the Telerik cafeteria at our world headquarters in Sofia, Bulgaria, and a colleague walked up to me and asked: "Is Silverlight dead?" I replied: "No, but it has seen better days." Since Silverlight's absence from last year's Professional Developers Conference (PDC) in Redmond, WA, the infamous "our strategy has shifted" comment made by Microsoft Server and Tools Division President Bob Muglia, Scott Guthrie's move out of DevDiv, and the recent reorg of the XAML team, the community has been in an uproar assuming that Silverlight...
  • .NET

    Introducing Telerik Persistence Framework for Silverlight and WPF

    Have you ever wondered how to save the properties of your UI elements with just one line of code? Do you need to load a previous visual state of an UI element? We're proud to introduce the newest member of the Telerik XAML family - the Persistence Framework. With its powerful save and load mechanism, the Persistence Framework allows you to save the UI related properties of your controls in a stream or an isolated storage so that you can retrieve their values later. This way you can easily store the layout of your application and keep your users' preferences. The...